We're hiring a Programme Director to lead our Learning & Exchange Programme. It is a full-time position based in Prague. Apply by April 18, 2021.
A word about us...
A revolution, a war and massive nationwide protests—these were just the most serious political and social upheavals of 2020 across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The whole region is in flux. The sclerotic, corrupt and ineffective regimes in many countries are less and less able to respond to the needs and aspirations of their societies and to adequately deal with the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. On the other hand, over the past decade the region has seen a series of serious and impressive attempts to bring about deep political change, root out corruption and build democratic institutions. Put simply—to shed the legacy of post-Soviet kleptocracy. What lessons can we draw from the individual countries’ struggles? How can the dynamic and forward-thinking parts of activist and expert circles gear up for change? What reform packages need to be implemented quickly and thoroughly when the chance arises? How can entrenched oligarchic structures be dismantled and reformed? What are the obstacles, challenges and dilemmas to be expected, and how can civil society leaders prepare to face them?
Our Learning & Exchange programme is designed to pull together groups interested in finding answers to these and similar questions. We’ve engaged civil society leaders, reformers, analysts and practitioners to look at both successes and failures of past reforms. We’ve run fellowships, internships and workshops on democratic reforms. Our events bring together civil society leaders, experts, thinkers, social entrepreneurs and educators to share and think together about what forms activism can take in the future to have maximum impact, especially in challenging environments. We match experts with those who might use their insights. Relying on a vast network of our fellows, civil society leaders, policy experts and senior analysts, the director of the Learning & Exchange Programme will be responsible for further design of the programme’s strategy, quality control, overall management, cooperation with other programmes within the Centre and key partners in the region and internationally.
As Learning & Exchange Programme Director, you will:
A good candidate will have:
How to apply:
If you think you’re the right match, we’ll be happy to get your motivation letter (up to 1 page) and CV in English by April 18, 2021 at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the vacancy (Programme Director) in the email subject. You will receive an automatic confirmation, however, please note that we will only be able to reach out to shortlisted candidates. Interviews will take place in May and June.